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Media Cultures: Intermedial and Multimodal Studies, Master Programme

120 credits

Are you interested in literature, film, comics, art, music, fashion, or journalism? This master’s programme offers a broad media-oriented perspective on narration, meaning making, learning, and truthfulness in art and communication.

You will gain insight about, and develop methods for, literary analysis that considers the complex relationships between digital, analogue, and physical media. The courses in intermediality and multimodality link the main field of study of comparative literature with film studies, musicology, art and visual studies, media and communication science, English, and modern languages.

The programme provides you with knowledge of relevant, intermedial and multimodal theories and methods, primarily within the fields included in the Intermedial Research Centre (IMS). After the first semester, you can choose courses with an intermedial perspective or choose to build your master with individual courses. During the third semester, you have the opportunity to study abroad at one on Linnaeus University’s partner universities. You can also choose to do an internship, either abroad or in Sweden. If this is not an option for you, you can instead choose to take some of the elective courses offered at Linnaeus University. During the last semester, you write your master’s thesis in the main field of study comparative literature, with an intermedial or multimodal perspective.

Online and on campus
The programme is offered both online and on campus. The teaching and course work is integrated according to the 'Glocal classroom model'. This means that students who participate online and students on campus study together and follow the same timetable. You choose yourself what form you prefer, campus or online. This teaching model gives you access to a dynamic and international learning environment.


After graduation, you will be equipped with theoretical understanding, analytical tools, and interdisciplinary competence. The programme gives you a solid foundation for doctoral studies, but you will also be ready for work in publishing, culture, education, communication, media, and administration. For example, you can work as:

• Publishing Editor
• Communications Officer
• Administrator


Degree of Master of Arts with Specialization in Intermedial and Multimodal Studies

Main field of study: Comparative Literature

International possibilities

At Linnaeus University, you have plenty of opportunity to broaden your international perspective. During the course of your programme, you can choose to study abroad through exchange studies to gain international experience. If you do, you will conduct part of your studies at one of our many partner universities around the world.

Also at home you can gain international experience. Many courses contain intercultural elements. For instance, in the form of course literature or guest lecturers from other countries. In your leisure time, you can get involved in associations together with students from a wide range of other programmes and countries, or meet international students through our buddy programme.

Learn more about international possibilities at Linnaeus University

More about the programme

Programme coordinator Nina

Media Cultures: Intermedial and Multimodal Studies is a new master's programme with focus on how media cultures and people interact and influence each other. 

"The master's programme gives you a comprehensive media perspective on storytelling, meaning-making, learning, and truth in art and communication", says Nina Ernst, programme coordinator.

Distance – study where you are

Perhaps you would like to study in the Swedish mountains, in a big city, or at home close to family? Many of our programmes and courses are offered in distance format.

Studying at a distance can be done in different ways, either entirely without physical gatherings or with only a few gatherings on campus or at one of our learning centres. The common denominator is that a large part of your studies takes place online. You communicate with the teacher and other students with the help of a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures and online meetings.

The benefit of distance studies is the flexibility, something that is valuable if you want to be free to decide when and where you want to study. Some compulsory elements on you course or programme may take place during office hours, even though they are online.

Learn more about studying at a distance.

Student working from home